Santander revives the Plaza 3×3 CaixaBank party

This Saturday, Santander’s emblematic Plaza Porticada was the scene of the seventh stop of the CaixaBanko Plaza 3×3 circuit, which has brought together 252 players from all categories, who have played 140 games and received more than 3,000 visitors, with Fernando Romay as FEB Ambassador, already one of the pioneers of women’s basketball in Cantabria.

Santander’s emblematic Plaza Porticada has experienced another festive day of the Plaza 3×3 CaixaBank 2022 circuit this Saturday, which has had the participation of 252 players registered in 67 teams of all categories. 140 games have been played and the stop has seen more than 3,000 visitors parade through the square throughout the day, in which Fernando Romay has once again acted as FEB Ambassador.

It was the seventh stop on the circuit this year, which on previous dates made stops in Melilla, Madrid, Malaga, Palma, Pamplona and A Coruña, and will continue next weekend in Barcelona, ​​as part of the urban sports day Extreme. The para in the Cantabrian capital has also had the presence of almost 4,000 visitors and the collaboration of a team of volunteers attached to the successful FEB-CaixaBank Volunteer Program.

The event also featured a surprise visit from Conchita Santamaría, former player and captain of the first women’s basketball team in Santander history, from the former Women’s Section. At 99 years old, she did not want to miss the day, and she has received the affection of institutions, young people and the general public.

The day has been developed approximately from 10:00 to 18:00, and not only the competitions by categories have been held, but also the usual contests organized by the FEB Ambassador. Following the guidelines of all the previous stops on the circuit, compliance with health protocols has been guaranteed at all times to guarantee the health of participants and visitors. At the end of the day, prizes were distributed.

The event has had the institutional support of the Santander City Council and the collaboration of the Cantabrian Basketball Federation.

The circuit can be followed in all its details through the page

Felipe Pérez Manso: “Thank you for coming to Santander”
The councilor for innovation, sports contracting of the Santander City Council, Felipe Pérez Manso, remarked: “Thank you for coming. Santander is your home, the home of basketball, our thanks to the Spanish Federation and CaixaBank for this extraordinary event. We hope it will be repeated.”

Jesús Maillo: “A fantastic day”
The director of institutions for CaixaBank in Cantabria, Jesús Maillo, stated that “the Plaza 3×3 CaixaBank circuit is one of our strategic sponsorships, which links us with the entire country. After the pandemic, seeing this emblematic Plaza Porticada full and on such a pleasant day has been fantastic.”

Andrés Bárcena: “It was necessary to return basketball to the street”
For the vice president of the Cantabrian Basketball Federation, Andrés Bárcena, “it was necessary to return basketball to the street, and Santander’s response has been total, in this always emblematic Porticada Square. Thanks to CaixaBank and the FEB for bringing this wonderful day”.

Fernando Romay: “Competing, enjoying and transmitting the values ​​of basketball”
And for FEB Ambassador Fernando Romay, “being in Santander has been wonderful, and seeing the Plaza Porticada full of boys, girls, fathers, mothers, grandfathers and grandmothers, even more so. The FEB and CaixaBank want to take basketball to the streets and squares throughout Spain to compete, enjoy and transmit the values ​​of our sport”.

More than 100 stops, 42 cities and more than 45,000 participants since 2012
The FEB launched the Plaza 3×3 program in 2012, from its first edition by CaixaBank. Since its inception, the circuit has reached 101 stops, 45,000 participants and 225,000 visitors. All this in a total of 42 cities throughout Spain: A Coruña, Albacete, Alcalá de Henares, Alcázar de San Juan, Almendralejo, Almería, Ávila, Badajoz, Barcelona, ​​Bilbao, Burgos, Cáceres, Castellón, Cartagena, Córdoba, Gijón, Guadalajara, Granada, Huelva, Jaén, Jerez de la Frontera, León, Leganés, L’Hospitalet, Logroño, Madrid, Málaga, Melilla, Murcia, Palma de Mallorca, Pamplona, ​​Plasencia, San Sebastián, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Santander, Santiago of Compostela, Segovia, Seville, San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Terrassa, Valencia, Zaragoza and Zarautz.

CaixaBank, reference sponsor of Spanish basketball
CaixaBank is a sponsoring member of the Spanish Basketball Federation (FEB) and an official sponsor of the Spanish National Team in all its categories, male and female. The financial entity has been involved with national basketball since 2013 and its involvement and activation of multiple initiatives around this sport have helped to make visible and expand the impact of the greatest successes achieved internationally.

In its implementation of the local sponsorship strategy, CaixaBank has collaborated with the main basketball events that have been held in the last decade in Spain, both professional and amateur, transferring the values ​​of sport to all corners of the country. Among them is the commitment to the Plaza 3×3 CaixaBank circuit.

In addition, the FEB and CaixaBank have a specific sports volunteer program that goes beyond the competition itself: the FEB CaixaBank volunteer program. After seven years, this program has managed to weave a solid community of more than 21,000 volunteers (21,405 active in April 2022), who support all the official basketball events organized by the FEB.

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Santander revives the Plaza 3×3 CaixaBank party